Welcome to the College of Science Student Success Scene, a bi-weekly newsletter featuring activities and opportunities especially relevant for science undergraduates. The Science Student Success team is comprised of Terry Ham, International Student Integration and Retention Specialist, Natasha Harris, Associate Director of Science Diversity,  Connie Kaspar, Associate Director of Science Diversity, Danielle Sheese, Associate Director for Career Development and Retention, and Laura Starr, Director for Experiential Learning and Student Success
Questions about the Newsletter email sss@purdue.edu
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College of Science
Apply to join the Global Dialogues Program
Attention: College of Science Sophomores,
Juniors, and Seniors!

You are invited to apply for the College of Science Global Dialogues Program.

If you would like to:
  • Add value to your Purdue Degree, by transforming the ways you view yourself & the world.
  • Stand out from the crowd.
  • Improve cross-cultural communication skills.
  • Develop intercultural competence.
Check out our webpage for more information.

The first dinner meeting is January 23, 2023 6:00pm -7:30pm

There will be a total of 8 dinner meetings during the semester and they will be held on Mondays from 6:00pm - 7:30pm.

To sign up for this great experience register here.

If you would like additional information, feel free to contact Terry Ham at hamt@purdue.edu.
Global Science Partners
Attention all first year College of Science students!

Now that you have almost completed your first semester in the Purdue College of Science, it’s time for you to step out of your comfort zone.

Join us during the spring semester for monthly dinners, trips and activities (free for you!) that are designed to help you learn about other cultures……..while having fun!

To find out more about GSP, please check out our webpage.

To join Global Science Partnerships Learning Community, please register here.

If you have any questions please contact Terry Ham at hamt@purdue.edu.
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Interested in Joining WISP as a Mentee?

For over twenty years, the Women In Science Program (WISP) have been striving to build a cohort of women, non-binary gender and male advocates by offering support and a sense of belonging while addressing issues of isolation in the male dominated field of STEM.  Additionally, WISP promotes the development of personal and professional identities, facilitates networking and connections and aids in persistence towards earning an undergraduate degree in science from Purdue University.

The WISP Learning Community:

• builds a supportive community of students interested in science, allowing for the formation of natural study groups, and eliminating the isolation first-year female students may face.

• partners each first-year student with an upper-class mentor enrolled in the College of Science.

• holds monthly programs which address topics of interest in science and life skills and allow for networking among students, staff, faculty and invited guests from academia, alumnae, and industry.

• sponsors a tutoring program, together with the College of Engineering, for all students enrolled in first year courses, where Honors science tutors serve as models of persistence.

For more information, please visit our website. Due to available mentors, applications are open for first year students within College of Science (specific departments currently available are Biology and Physics) the application is located here, and must be completed by Wednesday, 12/20/2022 at 5pm.

MSP and WISP in Chicago
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Recently, over 100 MSP and WISP members traveled Chicago to view the Adler Planetarium and the Museum of Science & Industry.  We had a great time with new and continued friendships while fostering our passion for science!  Afterwards, we stopped at the Bean for a group photo and quick exploration.  This event was made possible due to the generosity of alumna Ms. Eileen Clark, the College of Science, and the Residential Academic Initiatives-Learning Community Office.
WISP Social
WISPers dedicated time to study for finals together in Meredith South.  Another evening offered a study break to paint ornaments and create festive cards to brighten the holidays for residents of a local nursing home.

Rock those finals, everyone!  Have a relaxing and healthy winter break!
Thinking about Studying Abroad?
University of Stuttgart - SUPER Summer
Research Program
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SUPER is a summer research program at the University of Stuttgart designed exclusively for undergraduate students. Due to the supervision involved, placements are limited. The length of SUPER varies depending on the research project offered by the hosting institute.  In the past, research placements have lasted two to three months. Available research opportunities are published on the program website. Additional research topics may be available on request; please contact the Study Abroad Office for details. This program is open to science and engineering majors who will have completed at least four semesters of university study by the start of the program.

Interested students should discuss their research plans with the Study Abroad Liaison for their home school or department before confirming participation in this program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture. 
  • GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Language Requirement: none

For additional information go to the website.

Enhance Your Career Portfolio:
Learn Beyond the Classroom

  • It is time to update your Learning Beyond the Classroom portfolio. For instance, did you participate in a first year seminar?  …a learning community?  Were you a T.A.?  Did you perform community service?  You have done lots of experiential learning, so take some time and submit reports on activities already completed.
  • May 2023 graduates: remember that you must have completed the program by the end of January 2023 in order to earn the LBC certificate
  • If you have submitted a report, check and see if you have been asked to supply more information.  If you find that you have received “0” points on a report, see the comments section for an explanation. If requested, resubmit your report with the required information so that your LBC points can be updated.
  • Do you need financial support to pursue an experiential learning activity?  Are you going to a conference?  Studying abroad?  Doing community service?  Apply for an LBC grant.  For details on the application process look here.
    If you have questions, contact LBC at   lbc@purdue.edu
    For more information and to enroll, CLICK HERE.
    Career Specialist
    The CoS Career Specialist Is Available To Help You

    Make an appointment through the Boiler Connect system by choosing the following 
    • Care Unit: Career / Preprofessional Advising
    • Service: College of Science Career Specialist
    • Reason: Select from Choices
    • Location: CoS Career Services (Virtual)
    • Name: Danielle Sheese
    Once an appointment is made a virtual meeting will be set-up.  If you have issues scheduling, please call 765-494-1771 and the receptionist will assist you. 
    What Services Does the Career Development Specialist Provide?
    • Career counseling appointments
    • Customized career planning (holistic approach to student marketability at graduation-how do students set themselves apart from other students?)
    • Choosing a major/career path
    • Career assessment interpretation
    • Discover what students can do with their major
    • Discussion of interviewing strategies/mock interviewing & preparation 
    • Job/internship searching-targeted resources
    • Presentations and workshops specifically tailored for College of Science students
    • Networking opportunities with College of Science alumni including (Coffee & Conversation events and SCI 490 Course “Dean’s Leadership Forum”)
    • And more on the College of Science Careers Website
    Check out the Self-Directed
    Career Development Guide
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    Personalize Your Career Plan
    Career Exploration
    Campus Events
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    Spring Online Courses for Researchers

    Online asynchronous courses for students at different phases in their research careers are available!
    • Get started in research (GS19501/ILS180)
    • Current researchers with more support (GS29501/ILS280 and GS39501/ILS380)
    • Apply to or considering grad or professional school (GS49501/ILS480)
    • Train to be a research mentor (ILS495) *New Course*
    For the Syllabi and detailed description of each course check out the website.
    Spring Research Round Table
    The Spring Research Roundtable will host research programs, mentors, and administrators for students to learn more about spring and summer opportunities. This event, similar to a career fair, will feature virtual booths for students to get more information and ask questions about available positions.

    Thursday, Feb. 2

    Virtual via Discord
    Directions will be sent for using Discord
    RSVP to receive information
    Beyond Campus
    2023 REU Program in Animal Behavior at
    Indiana University Bloomington
    Every summer, the Program in Animal Behavior and the Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior (CISAB), with generous support from the National Science Foundation, invites ten talented undergraduates to Bloomington, Indiana to work with IU faculty on individualized research projects in animal behavior.

    Information on the 2023 REU Program in Animal Behavior at Indiana University can be found here.

    To apply for this opportunity the application can be found here.